What if love really does conquer all?
Again, Philip K. Dick blazed a path along these lines in The Golden Man, where a non-sapient human mutant emerged with preternatural sex appeal, causing humans to be seduced to interbreed with it and rendering sapience in time extinct.
Love has conquered all.
Jesus saves all who repent.
In order for there to be love in the afterlife, we must still have choices.
Eventually, all will choose to repent, Jesus will extend time until they do.
Therefore all will be saved.
This is Eventual Universal Salvation.
I’ve just read your post about high-tech masturbation, in which you couple a discussion of A-I enhanced silicone robots with a fear that they may lead to the extinction of our species. There is another interpretation--
People who prefer plastic Pat and plastic Patty to flesh-and-blood Patricks and Patricias are benefitting the gene pool by removing themselves from it. Instead of extinction, improvement may be the unanticipated result.
Well, that Vanity Fair linked opened to a link I never expected from Instapundit.
I don't know. I suspect all of our guesses will be wrong. Humans haven't been that great at predicting long term trends. See the War to End All War, any of the climate/population claims, etc.
They said I shouldn't read science fiction....just junk they said.....AI is so awesome, and scary at the same time. One of the most amazing scenes to me in Star Wars was when Luke was hurt and they replaced his arm/hand with a robotic one that looked, felt, and acted like the real one. This will happen someday.
In the movie "her", he has a "girlfriend" in his ear that he can't see feel or touch. 50 years from now, you could walk into a bar and hit on a robot thinking it's a women and you won't know the difference until it plugs itself in to recharge itself after you have done the deed.
Another enjoyable essay with some points to ponder. The human condition is unpredictable and dynamic, so this will play out in real time before us. Alas, this game has no reset button, so some prudence and judgement would be helpful.
Sexy robots seem inevitable. But the human desire for reproduction is just that. Reproduction.
Take it a step forward and imagine robot children. Indistinguishable from one’s own. Disease and heartache free.
Could someone love such a “child?”
I suspect so.
I’ve said it before, but I’m less and less interested in Glenn’s desire for life extension as I get older myself.
Thanks for another thought-provoking essay.
I would have never read this had it not appeared in my email. I am a paid subscriber, w/a modest blog. I am now a 2 trick pony since Sharon and I moved to Camelot. Had visions of you publishing my article on Drug pricing. I could never be as eloquent as you, but there is a message in there that I think is important-you are much admired. If you ever have a change in your cold heart- please let me know, Cause I have my hands full w/Don's and my blog. He created a monster. Stay Frosty and click me sometime. King Lear
I agree with facebook friend: women mostly look for someone who will be financially successful and stable. Hard to find that in a home-based robot.
Quite an amusing piece.
And after all women using birth control are what our engineers are working toward. The result is the same.